Thank you Secret Wedding Blog for your publication!!!
This Sweet and so Romantic wedding happens to be on our own wedding anniversary!
And I love small and intimate weddings, that’s what a real marriage is: this is not about a big party or exciting dances on the dance floor but about beautiful moments that happen when only close family is around to celebrate with you.
Fareena and Zoheb's Wedding day was full of love and blessings. I witness their love and this truly inspires you, that love tells you that souls meet each other for great reasons. They became a husband and wife at Galu Diani Beach with only 20 of their closest friends and family who traveled from all over Kenya to enjoy this elegant Muslim beach wedding.
Thanks to a couple and their family for letting me capture these lovely moments! And Special thanks to my husband for your patience and for sharing our special day with our stunning couple :) May God bless your marriage for years to come!
FROM THE BRIDE:
HOW/WHEN/WHERE DID YOU FIRST MEET?
We met in medical school on orientation day! it was October 17th, 2005.
HOW/WHEN/WHERE DID THE PROPOSAL HAPPEN?
Funnily enough, he went down on one knee during our engagement shoot:) Lol, this was after two previous attempts in which he had planned a proposal but then plans changed!
WHAT WAS THE VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING, THE STYLE/COLOR/SCHEME?
Beach wedding, with blue and gold.
HOW MANY GUESTS?
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING VENUE?
We had both dreamed of a beach wedding, Mzima house was the first location we saw and we fell in love with it!
DESCRIBE THE CEREMONY, AND WHAT MADE IT UNIQUE/SPECIAL:
Having a nikah on a beach is not entirely traditional but that made it even more special for us also having our closest friends and family to celebrate that moment with us made it all the more memorable.
DESCRIBE THE RECEPTION, WHICH MADE IT UNIQUE/SPECIAL:
We had a small reception with family and a few friends, after which we had our first dance! we did a salsa dance for our first dance which will always be special to us.
DESCRIBE THE FLOWERS USED FOR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS:
Flowers followed the blue and gold theme, we used baskets instead of vases and for the flowers, we used white roses and lilies which are my favorite together with.
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WEDDING CAKE?
We both love chocolate cake and had it made to fit the blue and gold theme.
DESCRIBE THE FAVORS FOR GUESTS:
We got them baskets filled with a hippo made from soapstone and a blue heart with the wedding date engraved on it...we wanted to do something different from the traditional sweets that people usually get at a wedding and these were favors they could keep for years to come!
FEW WORDS ABOUT THE BRIDE AND GROOM EXPERIENCE:
A truly memorable experience, every moment was a highlight because we were starting our life journey together with the person of our dreams...but if we were to pick one out of the highlight reel, it would be the beach photoshoot.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
We loved that we got to have our dream beach wedding with our special loved ones.
FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHAT ADVICE OR TIPS WOULD YOU SHARE WITH OTHER COUPLES?
No matter how much you try to plan your day something will not go according to plan! Lol but try not to let it ruin your day and enjoy the lifetime memories you are creating
WHAT DO YOU THINK COUPLES WILL GET OUT OF THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH JAFASSAM PHOTOGRAPHY?
Not only is she excellent at what she does, but she also makes you feel comfortable and if you are camera shy like us by the end of your wedding you will be confident and happy.
YOUR FAVORITE LOVE OR INSPIRATION QUOTE?
"Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite."
"All of me loves all of you."
Location: Mzima house
Wedding dress: Australian Designer
Shoes: Valentino Rudy
Groom attire: Renzo Renaldi
Cake- Jasmin Harji
Flowers - Suzanne Ahamed
Decor - Shabbir
Makeup - Jeanne
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